Young architect and the founder of CEDC Colorado Environmental Design Company Rob Hollis is looking to fund a sustainability consultation for his first architectural commission. His funding requirement for this project is $5,000.
Denver, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/13/2015 -- Rob Hollis has a clear understanding of the nature and extent of degradation of natural environments and ecosystems. He got deeply interested in Environmental Design, a subject that seeks to improve people's connection and interaction with the environment. Now, on his first commission as an architect, Rob is trying to fund a green building consultation project.
Like everywhere else, there is a growing need of sustainability in architecture. During the completion of his education at the University of Colorado, Rob is looking to raise funds for sustainability consultation for a 900 square foot timber-frame barn and utility structure. He believes that this consultation is of great importance because it will focus on reducing the overall environmental impact of the process of design and construction.
Latest figures reveal that the construction industry is responsible for the production of 40% of global waste. Whereas, 72% of U.S. energy consumption is caused by its buildings. On an average, up to 7 tons of waste is produced during the construction of a home in the US. Green constructed homes are gaining popularity because they offer greater lifespan, reduce energy bills up to 50%, and have 8-10% higher valuation.
In the context of his project, Rob wants the sustainability consultation part to be handled by GreenSpot Denver. His objective for this project is to achieve both an Energy Star and LEED certified rating. The drawings were submitted to GreenSpot, and the company has quoted a cost of $5,000 for this part. Rob Hollis has launched his Indiegogo campaign to cover this expense. All proceeds from the campaign will be used for the sustainability consultation of the project.
To make a contribution to this project, please visit http://bit.ly/1BJuLw8
The official website of this project is igg.me/at/GreenBuilding
About Rob Hollis
Rob Hollis is a young architect and the founder of CEDC the Colorado Environmental Design Company. Rob Hollis is an active member of the campus community at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A senior in the program in Environmental Design (ENVD), Rob represents the student body as a current voting member and promotions coordinator of the CU Student Government Environmental Center Student Board, the current Boulder Campus Planning Commission Environmental Center student representative, the current CU Campus Ethics Committee Environmental Design student representative and formerly, Rob was an ENVD Peer Mentor and a CU GOLD Executive Board member and Community Services Coordinator. Rob is currently working as the Sustainability Coordinator on a ground-breaking project with the CU Athletics Nutrition Department which will be coming online this Spring 2015 to stimulate the fresh food program for the student athletes. His connection with nature led him to studies in Biology where he realized that, not only could he spend limited time in a laboratory, but there was a larger issue with the degradation of natural environments and ecosystems. Now, he is looking to fund a sustainability consultation for his first architectural commission.